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by steveo_1965
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Walk on By
Replies: 2
Views: 3247

Walk on By

Ive been subliminally thinking about Burt/Dionne record Walk On By.....thinking that Burt might have taken his inspiration musically from Take 5 by Dave Bruckeck, whom Burt admired...
it kind of loosely follows the harmonic scheme for a bit....Any thoughts?
by steveo_1965
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)
Replies: 15
Views: 11364

Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Thank you all for responding to a very difficult question...and hello Nowmedical!
by steveo_1965
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)
Replies: 15
Views: 11364

Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Just curious, if I could get a list of what people think are Burt's top 3 songs of all time..I know this is ridiculously hard.....but if some of you could mention what you feel to be Burt's best, and any lyricist that Burt wrote with is game. I realize that it's all subjective. I would choose: 1. Th...
by steveo_1965
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: On My Own: sublime or turkey
Replies: 10
Views: 9314

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

I know as a songwriter(not famous) I have written some things in hindsight that turn out to be 'not so great"(to me)..and I understand that when people criticize, that they don't realize how difficult it is to write...but I'm not big on this song.....
by steveo_1965
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Wishing all Burt People
Replies: 5
Views: 4637

Wishing all Burt People

Wishing all Burt people a very Happy Thanksgiving from Steve...
by steveo_1965
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who were The Five Blobs?
Replies: 5
Views: 4135

Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Ty Blue! : )
by steveo_1965
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who were The Five Blobs?
Replies: 5
Views: 4135

Re: Who were The Five Blobs?

Thanks for the information on the "Five BLobs"...I have read elsewhere that it was Bernie Nee overdubbing his voice several times....I'm sure the sax player on the record was a famous
session musician...Anyway, cool record!
by steveo_1965
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach/ David collabs with other Brill composers
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

Re: Burt Bacharach/ David collabs with other Brill composers

Regarding Bob Hilliard, I used to know his wife, and she was based in Hollywood. She said that Burt would come up to their Curson Terrace home and write around the enclosed pool(I was up there a few times) So I'm thinking that at least part of the Bacharach Hilliard years were spent when Burt was vi...
by steveo_1965
Sat May 02, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who Played Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Re: Who Played Bass

You are right about Ray Brown playing on the TV show mentioned .One time he was coming out and walking down the street, and I talked to him...This was on Vine St. in Hollywood near the Merv Griffin Show.I asked him about his composition Gravy Waltz...(words and recording by Steve Allen)and he was me...
by steveo_1965
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: My Rock And Foundation... Peggy Lee.
Replies: 5
Views: 3760

Re: My Rock And Foundation... Peggy Lee.

Peggy proved she could do a Burt song, and had no problem with the time signature changes...
by steveo_1965
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Who Played Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Re: Who Played Bass

If you are referring to Burt/ Dionne recording of Alfie from around 1967, I think that was Ray Brown on Bass....He did a fantastic job on it.
by steveo_1965
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Sheet Music
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Sheet Music

Tony, The only thing available is the sheet music folio which was published back when the movie came out. Charles Hanson was the big sheet music publisher back then...the "actual" studio sheet music that was used for recording is under "lock and key" at 20Th Century Fox..and they don't give it out.....
by steveo_1965
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Saturday Sunshine
Replies: 10
Views: 6136

Re: Saturday Sunshine

I kind of think its a young boy as well...but you know what's interesting is that you would think the boy as an older man would have surfaced somehow talking about his recording experience with Bacharach back in the day...but no...it doesn't seem to be...that someone got some info about some dj had ...
by steveo_1965
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David track
Replies: 9
Views: 5674

Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

I like the minor 7th chords shifting back and forth on the "hook" ("through The eye of a needle")